ONLINEMeet the Creators of Israel’s Hit Satire Series

Top Pick September 14, 2020 Free
“HaYehudim Baim” (Promotional still)

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University invites you to our fall kickoff event. “The Jews Are Coming” (“Ha-Yehudim Baim”) is an Israeli Academy Award-winning satire now in its fourth season, airing on Kan 11, one of the official channels of the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation.

The sketch comedy covers the history of the Jewish people from biblical times to the present, from Moses to Barbie and everything in between. Join our associate director, Dr. Shayna Weiss, for a lively conversation with the show’s creators, Natalie Marcus and Asaf Beiser. The conversation will also feature clips from the new season, never before translated for an English-speaking audience!


  • Asaf Beiser is based in Tel Aviv and has been a writer and show runner for Israel’s highest-rated comedy, satire and drama shows for over 15 years. He is the co-creator and head writer of the award-winning sketch show “The Jews Are Coming.” Beiser was also a writer for “Fauda,” “The Good Cop,” “Eretz Nehederet” (the Israeli version of “Saturday Night Live”) and many more award-winning programs for Israeli television.
  • Natalie Marcus is a highly acclaimed, award-winning screenwriter and director based in Tel Aviv. For the past 10 years, Marcus has been a writer and show runner for Israel’s highest-rated comedy, satire and drama series. Marcus is the creator and show runner of the acclaimed historically-themed sketch show “The Jews Are Coming.” Marcus teaches comedy writing and lectures about writing and Jewish history all around the world. She lives in Tel Aviv with her husband and two kids.

In conversation with:

  • Shayna Weiss, Associate Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University

Q&A moderator:

  • Alexander Kaye, Karl, Harry, and Helen Stoll Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University

+ More... - Less...
Fact Sheet
Monday, September 14, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CJP provides the above links concerning third-party events for your convenience only. CJP has no control over the content of the linked-to websites or events they describe, and accepts no responsibility for the websites, including any advertising or products or services on or available from such sites, or for any loss or damage that may arise from your attending, or registering to attend, the described events. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to below, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites and event attendance. CJP is not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in the linked-to materials or at the described events, and all commentary, articles and other content provided at the third-party websites or at the events, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the persons or entities operating the linked-to websites and events. The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply that CJP endorses the described event, or the linked-to website or its operator. MORE

More From...

More In...